The Global CALM Program is an international initiative to train clinicians in CALM therapy, gather evidence about the implementation of CALM in diverse settings, and to make CALM a standard of care for people facing metastatic and advanced cancer.

GIPPEC has formed a network of international sites in Europe, Austral-Asia, Africa, North and South America. Each site has a CALM lead who is responsible for the implementation of CALM in their centre with the aim of becoming a hub to support training, data collection and the implementation of CALM in multiple sites within their region. 

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Gary Rodin

Director of GIPPEC at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto


Anja Mehnert

Head of Psychosocial Oncology, Department of Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology


Anne Lanceley

Senior Lecturer


Argin Malakian

Registered Oncology Nurse at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre


Carmine Malfitano

Research Associate at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre


Eve Namisango

Program and Research Manager at the African Palliative Care Association
Senior Health Scientist at the College of Health Sciences, Makerere University


Lesley Chalklin

Program Manager, GIPPEC


Loreto Fernandez

Psychotherapist and Critical Global Health Scholar


Luigi Grassi

Professor and Chair of Psychiatry


Luzia Travado

Head of Psycho-Oncology at the Clinical Center of the Champalimaud Centre, Champalimaud Foundation


Sarah Hales

Psychiatrist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre



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